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Publication numberUS2827223 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1958
Filing dateMar 5, 1953
Priority dateMar 5, 1953
Publication numberUS 2827223 A, US 2827223A, US-A-2827223, US2827223 A, US2827223A
InventorsAllison Robert D
Original AssigneeUs Envelope Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
One piece envelope or jacket for disc records
US 2827223 A
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March 18, 1958 R. D. ALLISON' 2,827,223

ONE PIECE ENVELOPE 0R JACKET FOR DISC RECORDS Filed March 5, 1953 INVENTOR ROBERT D. ALLISON ATTORNEY nited States ONE PIECE ENVELQPE 0R JACKET FOR DISC RECORDS Application March 5, 1953, Serial No. 340,481

6 Claims. (Ci. 229-68) This invention relates to envelopes or jackets of inexpensive one piece construction for the snug containment of disc type phonograph records, and for the latters safe storage, when so contained, in stack or tier formation.

In disc record jackets of conventional one piece construction (typified by the jacket of Modes Patent No. 2,480,416, dated August 30, 1949) the opposite jacket Walls are connected along two edges by integral infolded flaps, which provide a pair of double thickness seams of uniform width, along said edges and wholly within the area defined by the record pockets boundary folds. their central portions, these conventional double thickness jacket seams always cover or overlap small segmental areas of a contained records sound track, by reason of the latters proximity to the records outer peripheral edge, to which the fiap folds are tangent. Consequently, when so-jacketed disc records are stored in stack formation, there is always an undue concentration of stack weight on these two small segmental seam-covered sound track areas of each record; this weight concentration, especially with disc records made from pressure-sensitive or heat-sensitive materials, such as vinyl plastics and the like, is frequently ruinous, in its distorting and flattening effects on these two small areas of a records sound track.

As a remedy for this situation, it has been proposed, by Franck Patent No. 2,512,577, dated June 20, 1950, to extend the infolded seaming flaps over the entire area of the record pocket, producing thereby a jacket wall which is of double thickness throughout, so as to obtain on a contained records sound track, not any localized concentration of stack weight, but rather a uniform distribution of such stack weight.

But this patented Franck jacket, because of requiring so much excess paper stock for its manufacture, cannot compete, on a cost basis, with any of the conventionally constructed one piece record jackets. Nor can it reduce or relieve, in the slightest degree, the full load or weight of a superposed record stack on a contained records sound track. Any such stack load relief, practically a necessity with disc records made of vinyl plastics and similar pressure-sensitive or heat sensitive materials, has heretofore not been obtainable, except wtih record jackets of very costly multi-piece construction, employing (after the fashion of Fenton Patent No. 2,308,871, dated January 19, 1943) a set of interior glued-in pieces, thicker than the contained record, to relieve the latter of the stack weight or pressure.

My invention, as hereinafter described, provides a one piece disc record jacket which, at no increase in'cost of manufacture over conventional one piece constructions, not only prevents (as in Franck, above) any concentration of stack weight on a contained records sound track, but also actually relieves (as in Fenton, above) such sound track portion of practically all of the stack weight or pressure, this last by causing the weight to be taken on narrow marginal ungrooved disc areas which, in the case of all disc records, of conventional type are always provided in encircling relation to the sensitive atent sound tracks thereof. This narrow annular area, beyond and outside of the sound track of every disc record, pro vides a flush non-playing surface onto which the phonograph needle, preparatory to playing of the record, may safely be lowered, without risk of any injury to the records sensitive playing surface.

Other and further objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a plan view, illustrating the blank configura tion and seam construction for a one piece disc record envelope or jacket, in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is a larger scale fragmentary plan view, showing how each seam forming flap of Fig. 1 avoids any overlap of the contained records sound track.

Fig. 3 is a large scale fragmentary plan view illustrating my invention in a form somewhat modified from that of Fig. 1.

The blank for my improved record envelope is a unitary paper sheet which includes, as shown in Fig. 1, the substantially square front and back wall portions 1 and 2 meeting at a fold line 3 (the bottom boundary of the record pocket) and also a pair of narrow seam-forming flaps 4, 4 which project from the front wall portion 1. These flaps 4, 4 are infolded in the usual manner, on fold lines 5, 5' (the side boundaries of the record pocket) for the adhesive connection thereto of the rear wall portion 2. The wall portions 1 and 2 are of a height and width corresponding substantially to the diameter of the record R for which the envelope is made, and each such portion may, if desired, be provided with the usual central aperture 6, in order to render visible, from either side of the completed envelope or jacket, the name or title which appears at the central ungrooved portion of the disc record R received therein.

The folds 3 and 5, 5 of the blank shown in Fig. 1 are the three boundary folds of the record pocket, each such fold being tangent, midway of its length, to the peripheral edge of the particular size of record R (7", 10", 12" etc.) for which the jacket is designed. According to my invention, each infolded seam forming flap 4', 4 has the middle portion of its free edge out back, in sulficient amount, lengthwise and crosswise, to avoid any coverage by said flap of the sound track G of record R, while still maintaining said fiaps coverage of an appreciable section of the records narrow annular ungrooved area A, lying between sound track G and the outer peripheral edge of the disc. Preferably, for this purpose, each narrow side fiap 4, 4 is of the shape or outline shown by broken lines 7 of Fig. 1, with the middle of its free edge cut back arcuately, as shown at 8, on a radius slightly greater than the outer radius of the records sound track G, just enough to escape, in said fiaps folded over position, any overlay or coverage thereby of said sound track G.

In the manufacture of my improved disc record jacket, from the blank shown in Fig. 1, the two narrow cut back side flaps 4, after being folded inwardly on the lines 5, 5, receive lengthwise stripes of gumming 9, 9; each of these at its middle portion has a slight outward defiection 10 onto the narrowed-down flap portion which overlies the ungrooved marginal area A (but not the sound track area G) of the record R which my jacket is designed to receive. Then the back wall portion 2 is folded over on line 3, for adhesion by said gumming to the infolded side fiaps 4, 4, thereby to complete a record envelope or jacket whose bottom is the fold 3, and whose side seams are of the special construction described above.

This-seamconstruction, despite its double thickness ofenvelope material from end to end, prevents any seam wres wi h a ssmt ias re d playing surface G, and 9911? e 9 seem as one 3 3%??? was? .F s- 2) to the records narrow annular non-playing needleplacing area A, which lies beyond and outside of the e a-trai s G- l l in a Stack M1 a s ia tstg records, the weight or pressure of the silperposetl teel; alwa taken i t sh ma ip fi i svsd record'areas A, and never conc'entrated on grooved or sound track areas G; the nter, being contacted throughout by only single thickness areas of improved jackets, are virtually relieved of all stack weight or pressure.

' i 3 s ws t iv p a fi 9 m tw n ies is a record envelope or jacket having an edge closure arrange merit substantially as in the aforesaid Modes patent. That is to say, in ,this enyelope'orjacket a folded-over back wall portion 2 is overlapped, along two edges, by a pair ofinftolded narrow seaming fiaps, iextendinglfrom the front wall, not shown, adhied fto the outsideof said back wall portion 2. Qne of these narrow seaming flaps is a side flap 4, opposite the conventional side fold, not shown, between the front and re ar wall portions, and the other is a bottom flap 11 Burner these exterior seaming flaps 4 and 11, in such an envelope or jacket, are cut back arcuatelyfas at 8 in their middle portions, and are adhered to back wall 2- byYgum rning such as shown at 9,10, in Fig. Since such arcuate cut-backs 8, 8 of these seaming flaps 4andt1 1 ar eion a radius slightly greater than the outer radius of the sound track G of a contained disc record R, it follows, in the envelope or jacket of Fig. 3, exactly as in the envelope or jacket of Figs 1 and 2 that no part of a contained records sound track or playing area G is ever contacted by any double-thickness jacket wall area. 7

Thus in both of the illustrated forms of my invention (each of which represents a type of (men es record jacket that can readily be manufactured at high speed by conventional envelope-making machinery) there never be any spoilage or distortion of a contained rec ords sensitive playing area from pressure'or contact of the jackets double thickness seams. Such seams have contact With a contained record only on portions of its non-playing r needle-placing surface A; and because of this, in a stack or tier of so-jacketed records, the stack weight or pressure, instead ofbeing borne by the respective playing surfaces 6, G, in large measure concentrated on these non-playing surfaces A, A of the records of such stack or tier. r

I claim: i 1. A jacket or envelope of paper or like material, for relatively snug containment of a phonographi c disc record of the type whose soundtrack or playing area is encircled by a narrow outer non-playing area, said jacket of singlepiece substantially square construction being open along its'top edge for rec ord entrance thereto and being closed along'its other three edges by boundary folds of the jacket material, each adapted for virtual tangency to a contained records periphery, said jacket comprising substantially square and coextensive front and rear wall portionstolded into opposed relation along one of said boundary folds, and a pair of relatively narrow seaming flaps extending from other and different wall portion edges and folded inwardly along said edges to provide the other two bound- .;ary folds of said jacket, each said 'infolded seaming having substa ntially full-length adhesive connection with h Qppq ng portion, thereby to form two do ble thickness seams along and within said two last-mentioned jacket boundary folds, each so-folded seaming fiap ex' cept at its medial portion being appreciably wider a eontained disc records outer non-playing area so that the line of such sofolded fiaps free longitudinal edge makes two separate crossings of said outer non-playing record area, and each fiaps longitudinal edgeat said medialfpo r,- tion being cut back in sufficient amount forthe so-tolded a to was an .s erla between sa d are s ssslsas .9? a

3,827,223 r a l .4 snugly contained disc records playing area or sound track, while still to maintain between said two crossings its even'sydrt'n appreciable portion of such contained records outer non-playing area.

2. A jacket or envelope of paper or like material, for relatively snug containment of a phonograph disc record of the type whose soundtrack or playing area is encircled by a narrow outer non-playing ar ea, said jacket of singlepiece substantially souare construction being open along its top edge for record entrance thereto'and being closed along its other three edges by side and bottom boundary folds of the jacket material, each adapted for virtual gency to a contained records periphery, said jacket comprising substantially coextensive front and rear wall portions folded into opposed relation along the bottom boundary fold of the jacket, and a pair of parallel relatively narrow seaming flaps eittending from opposite wall portion side edges and folded inwardly alongsaid edges to provide the two side boundary folds of said jacket, each said intolded seaming having substantially full length adhesive connection with theioppbsing wall portion, therer by to form two double thickness seams along and within said two tside boundary folds, each so-folded seaming flap except at its medial portion being appreciably wider than it contained disc records outer non playing area so that the linecf TUC s o-folded flaps nee longitudinal edge:

makes two separate crossings of said outer nonsplayiiig record area, and each fiaps'longit-Jdinal edge at said dial Pa t s being bask'i 'S iasst ai l m f th sgrfoldd fl t9 oi a 'ove be we n s r d n crossings of a snugly contained disc records playing area or sound track, while still to maintain-between said two crossings its overlay of an 'appreeiable portion of such contained records outer non-playing area,

"3. A jacket or envelope otlpape r Qr likem aterial, for,

relatively snug containment of a phonographic disc record of e pe h s so n a k o play isi rea enc c ed by a narrow outer nonplaying area, saidjacket of singlepiece substantially square construction being. open along its top edge for record entrance thereto and being closed along its other three edges by side and bottom boundary folds o e a e m te i l; each a a te a ua angency to a contained records periphery, saidjacket comprising substantiallycoextensive front and rear wall portions folded into opposedlrelation along a side boundary fold o sa d a ket a d a Pair o la vel a rm ea ing flaps at right angles to each othen extendin g respeo' l' r m a Wal P'Q sameness a l 'P F-V a id ed s i fo de ia'war al e sa ed e t provide thebott om boundarytold the ether side da fo g sa d iaskst safh' said i l fi flap having snbstantially full-length adhesive connection with the opposing wall portion, thereby to form two double thickness seams along and within said two last-men tioned jacket boundary folds, each so-folded seaming flap except at its medial portion being appreciably wider than a contained disc records outer non-playing area so that the line of such so-folded flaps free longitudinal edge 4, A jacket or envelope of 'paper'or like material, for,

relatively snug containment T of a phonographic 'disc record of the type whose soundtrack rim m area is s ard -t bia lz t s w n PP-Pla in area, a' i q o s -p ec ubs a ia y we emana ion sets en along s p d e fa re d ent ance hes s id being dead .al liti o h th e dss lav s d the isek ial ea h at 'rtssl't r al biased n a staasl' retards Peri he sai is, a

comprising substantially square and coextensive front and rear Wall portions folded into opposed relation along one of said boundary folds, and a pair of relatively narrow seaming flaps extending from other and different wall portion edges and folded inwardly along said edges to provide the other two boundary folds of said jacket, each said seaming flap except at its medial portion being appreciably and substantially uniformly wider than a contained records outer non-playing area, so that each sofolded flaps free longitudinal edge makes two separate crossings of said non-playing area, and each said infolded seaming flap having substantially full-length adhesive connection with the opposing wall portion, thereby to form two double thickness seams along and within said two last-mentioned jacket boundary folds, and each seaming flaps free longitudinal edge at said medial portion being cut back arcuately from and in between said two crossings on a radius slightly greater than the outer radius of a snugly contained records sound track or playing area.

5. A jacket or envelope of paper or like material, for relatively snug containment of a phonographic disc record of the type whose sound track or playing area is encircled by a narrow outer non-playing area, said jacket of singlepiece substantially square construction being open along its top edge for record entrance thereto and being closed along its other three edges by side and bottom boundary folds of the jacket material, each adapted for virtual tangency to a contained records periphery, said jacket comprising substantially coextensive front and rear wall portions folded into opposed relation along the bottom boundary fold of the jacket, and a pair of parallel relatively narrow seaming flaps extending from opposite wall portion side edges and folded inwardly along said edges to provide the two side boundary folds of said jacket, each said seaming flap except at its medial portion being appreciably and substantially uniformly wider than a contained records outer non-playing area, so that each so-folded flaps free longitudinal edge makes two separate crossings of said non-playing area, each said infolded seaming flap having substantially full-length adhesive connection with the opposing wall portion, thereby to form two double thickness seams along and within said two side boundary folds, and each seaming flaps free longitudinal edge at said medial portion being cut back arcuately from and in between said two crossings on a radius slightly greater than the outer radius of a snugly contained records sound track or playing area.

6. A jacket or envelope of paper or like material, for relatively snug containment of a phonographic disc record of the type whose sound track or playing area is encircled by a narrow outer non-playing area, said jacket of singlepiece substantially square construction being open along its top edge for record entrance thereto and being closed along its other three edges by side and bottom boundary folds of the jacket material, each adapted for virtual tangency to a contained records periphery, said jacket comprising substantially coextensive front and rear wall portions folded into opposed relation along a side boundary fold of said jacket, and a pair of relatively narrow seaming flaps at right angles to each other, extending respectively from a wall portion bottom edge and a wall portion side edge, and folded inwardly along said edges to provide the bottom boundary fold and the other side boundary fold of said jacket, each said seaming flap except at its medial portion being appreciably and substantially uniformly wider than a contained records outer nonplaying area, so that each so-folded flaps free longitudinal edge makes two separate crossings of said non-playing area, each said infOlded seaming flap having substantially full-length adhesive connection with the opposing wall portion, thereby to form two double thickness seams along and within said two last-mentioned jacket boundary folds, and each seaming flaps free longitudinal edge at said medial portion being cut back arcuately from and in between said two crossings on a radius slightly greater than the outer radius of a snugly contained records sound track or playing area.

References (Iited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,190,005 Ralph July 4, 1916 2,308,871 Fenton Ian. 19, 1943 2,333,798 Kner Nov. 9, 1943 2,480,416 Modes Aug. 30, 1949 2,512,577 Franck June 20, 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS 21,009 Great Britain 1907

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/312
International ClassificationB65D85/57
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/546
European ClassificationB65D85/54C1